Burle E. Dartt

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Saturday, June 11, 1994
in Rapid City at the age of 79

Burle E. Dartt was born June 5, 1915, on his parents' homestead in the Cedar Butte area northwest of Wall, South Dakota, to Edward A. and Minnie C. (Kitterman) Dartt.

He grew up in the Cedar Butte area where he received his elementary education prior to graduating from Wall High School in 1933.  He then attended Southern Normal at Springfield, South Dakota, where he received his teaching certificate.  Burle taught school for eight years in the Lake Flat and Cedar Canyon area.

Burle was united in marriage to Velma E. Lynch on June 12, 1937, at Rapid City, South Dakota.

They briefly made their home in Wall where they owned and operated the Conoco Station prior to moving to a farm-ranch five miles north of Wall.  In 1947 they moved on Burle's parents' homestead in the Cedar Butte area, nine miles northwest of Wall, which they later purchased.

After retiring they continued to reside on the farm-ranch northwest of Wall.

After the death of his wife on September 19, 1986, Burle continued to live on the farm-ranch.

Burle was united in marriage to Berl L. Gregson on January 28, 1989, at Sturgis, South Dakota.  They continued to make their home on the farm-ranch northwest of Wall.

Berl preceded him in death on December 2, 1991.  Then in 1992, Burle moved into Wall where he continued to reside.

Burle was a member of the Wall United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge #210, where he served as Worshipful Master when the Masonic Temple was dedicated.  He was a member of the Naja Temple of Deadwood, the Four Rivers Shrine Club, and the Rapid City Shrine Club.  He served on the Cedar Butte School Board for several years, and was a member of the Modern Woodmen.  In their early years, Burle and his three brothers sang for many funerals as well as other activities in the Wall area.

Grateful for having shared his life are his three sons, Dan Dartt and his wife, Beverly, Burton Dartt and Eddie Dartt, all of Wall; three daughters, Linda LaFee and her husband, Dave, of Wall, Janet Feller and her husband, Robert, of Rapid City, and Betty Babcock and her husband, Mick, of Jamestown, North Dakota; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one step-son, Delbert Maxfield and his wife, Carol of Hill City; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Norris Dartt of Sturgis; a special friend, Delores Wolf of Wall; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his first wife, Velma, and his second wife, Berl, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lysle and Gale Dartt; a sister, Helen Koehler; and a step-son, Nolan Maxfield.

Wednesday, June 15, 1994
1:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota

Reverend Dayton Kitterman

Carol Hahn - Organist
Denise Dartt, Tom Clark,
& Lucille Holsether - Vocalists

Bill Leonard - Bud Paulsen
Jerry Johannesen - Bernard Foster

Active Pallbearers (All Grandchildren)
Mark Van Vleck - Chuck Van Vleck
Daryl Dartt - Joe Feller
Jason Babcock - B.J. Dartt
Edson Dartt - Vikki Glines
Jaylene Bendigo - Stacy Babcock
Jennifer Dartt - Denise Dartt
Alicia Dartt

Honorary Pallbearers
Joe Hilt - Melvin Lampert
Jesse Bryan - John L. Simon
Francis Johnson - George Grubbs

Interment with Masonic Rites
Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

Service Details

Wednesday, June 15, 1994
1:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church in Wall